- Two young people held up anti-Semitic signs during a “strike” protest
- NYU told DailyMail.com it is working to verify her identity and will take action
- The demonstration is the latest in a series of anti-Israel events in New York City
NYU students held anti-Semitic signs reading “Keep the World Clean” in the heart of Manhattan in a recent incident of rising hatred against Jews and Israel in New York.
The students gathered for the “strike” protest organized by Ryna Workman, a law student who previously called Hamas’ attack on Israel “necessary.”
Today, dozens of Generation Z protesters were in Washington Square Park, waving pride flags and wearing kaffiyehs, demanding “freedom for Palestine” and a “withdrawal” of Israel’s “genocidal regime.”
Among them were a handful of more hateful youth, including a young woman who held a pink sign that read, “Keep the World Clean,” and featured the Star of David in a trash can.
Today, dozens of Generation Z protesters were in Washington Square Park, waving pride flags and wearing kaffiyehs and demanding “freedom for Palestine” and a “divestment” from Israel’s “genocidal regime.”
Another protester with the same sign at the protest in Manhattan on Wednesday
The school said it is working to verify the identities of the students with the offensive signs
The young protester’s sign also read “f**k Israel.” She has yet to be identified
Another youth held up a sign with the same message.
NYU spokesman John Beckman told DailyMail.com the school is working to verify the couple’s identities.
“These signs are anti-Semitic, disgusting and a disgrace.” We do not know the identity of the people pictured, but we take the matter seriously and will investigate.
“To put it clearly: Anti-Semitism violates the university’s rules and violations will result in university administrative offense proceedings.”
In the midst of the protest, a handful of young Jewish men sang and prayed in the face of anti-Semitic signs
NYU protesters held “Free Palestine” flags during their demonstration in Washington Square Park on Wednesday
The students say they are demanding a “divestment” of NYU funds from Israel
A pro-Palestine supporter covers his face with a kaffiyeh in Washington Square Park
A Jewish contribution about the gassing of their parents during the Holocaust
NYPD police officers observe the protest in Washington Square Park on Wednesday
Dozens of NYU protesters walked out of class today to attend the pro-Palestine event
At the same protest, a young Jewish man was chased by pro-Palestine supporters who refused to answer him when he asked if they supported Hamas.
The young protesters shouted and chanted, led by Workman.
It is the latest in a series of anti-Semitic or anti-Israel incidents in the city.
Over the weekend, middle-aged adults were filmed tearing up and taking down posters of Israeli child hostages.
Cheddar reporter Katie Sands Bochman, a Jewish woman, was walking her dog in the park at the time of the protest.
The young demonstrators were mostly peaceful, although there were some loud shouting matches between the opposing sides
She approached the young woman with the anti-Semitic sign and asked her name.
“She looked really scared and didn’t want to give it to me. “They stir up a lot of violence and were very aggressive, but mostly wore masks, which is so cowardly,” Sands Bochman told DailyMail.com.
“They don’t want their faces shown, but they like to incite violence.”
She said that after confronting the youth with the anti-Semitic sign, some of the other protesters asked to pet their dog.
“I don’t know if they know what they’re singing or who they’re following.” They’re so uneducated. It scares me for our country.
“They follow seemingly very dangerous people just to feel like they’re part of something.”
“Your 9/11 is your 24/7,” read another sign at Wednesday’s protest